5-6 December 2003, Burleigh Court Conference Centre, Loughborough

Friday 5th December
09:00-09:30    Registration
09:30-10:15   Cerebrovascular disease in small animals
Fraser McConnell
10:15-11:00   An introduction to the pathophysiology, electrophysiology and pathogenesis of atrial fibrillation in human patients
Professor N. Peters
11:00-11:30   Coffee
11:30-12:15   Atrial fibrillation in horses. Clinical significance, pathophysiology and pathogenesis
Gunther Van Loon
12:15-12:45   AF in dogs
Serena Brownlie
12:45-14:00   Lunch
14:00-14:45   Current techniques for the management of atrial fibrillation in human patients and their rationale
Professor N. Peters
14:45-15:15   Atrial fibrillation. Methods of treatment and new management techniques in horses
Gunther Van Loon
15:15-15:40   Use of intravenous flecainide in horses with naturally-occurring atrial fibrillation
Karen Blissitt
15:40-15:55   Tea break
15:55-17:00   ECG panel discussion
Jo Dukes McEwan, Mike Martin and Adrian Boswood
17:00-18:00   AGM of the Veterinary Cardiovascular Society


Saturday 6th December
09:00-09:20    Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy in a cat
Jan Cormie
09:20-09:40    Cardiomyopathy with excessive moderator bands in a cat
Jon Wray
09:40-10:00   Diagnosis of restrictive pericardial disease with the use of mitral inflow propagation
Richard Woolley
10:00-10:30   Pacemaker case studies
Nuala Summerfield
10:30-11:00   Bradycardia associated with hypoglycaemia
Chris Little
11:00-11:30   Coffee
11:30-11:45   ECG studies in Alpacas
Ogden DM
11:45-12:30   Tissue Doppler Imaging echocardiography. Findings in normal cats and cats with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
Babis Koffas
12:30-14:00   Lunch
14:00-14:30   Reflections on the ACVIM Forum 2003
Peter Darke
14:30-15:00   Ongoing clinical trials - study descriptions and a call for enrolment Quest and Novartis HCM study
Adrian Boswood and Anne French
15:00-16:00   ECG panel discussion
Jo Dukes McEwan, Mike Martin and Adrian Boswood